Title Defining the Wind - The Beaufort Scale, and How a Nineteenth-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New York Crown Publishers 2004
1400048842 / 9781400048847
Seller ID 003205
Illustrated, 8vo, pp (xii) 290, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [The author's quest in search of Admiral Francis Beaufort, hydrographer to the British Admiralty, man of science, and author - Scott Huler assumed - of the Beaufort Wind Scale. But what Huler discovered was that the scale that carried Beaufort's name had a long and complex evolution and his research takes him to the lives and works of figures from Daniel Defoe and Charles Darwin to Captain Bligh, of the Bounty, and Cook, of the Endeavour. This readable book is often humorous and always rich story that is ultimately about how we observe the forces of nature and the worlds around us.]
WIND POWER. SCIENCE. CHARLES DARWIN. DANIEL DEFOE. BOUNTY. CAPTAIN COOK. ENDEAVOUR.